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Old 05-31-2012, 02:29 PM   #1
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boat motor w/o fire

i have this old boat motor that was given to me and i am driving myself(and my wife) NUTS!!!!! it is a 1977 jc penney or tecumseh 7.5hp , it is not getting any fire. im not new to working on small engines ( lawn mowers, chainsaws, weed eaters, etc.....) but this one has me scratchin my head. I have checked everything that i can think of and cleaned everything and nothing seems to be making a difference. it has a solid state ignition if that helps anyone??


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Old 05-31-2012, 11:45 PM   #2
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Here's a link that I recently ran across, which might help;
(not sure if I posted it properly, so you might have to cut, then paste it into your browser.)
Anyway, the first thing that I would check, which he mentions as well, is the "kill" switch circuitry, and by circuitry, I mean the ground wire itself. I am not much of a fan of Tecumseh engines, but have worked on quite a few of them, and have to say that, as far as ignition problems, they seem to be quite reliable, and the only such problems that I can recall turned out to be loose, frayed, or otherwise damaged ground wires.
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jp, there's a lot of discussion over at the iboats site on those old Eska motors, including some how-tos on retrofits for the obsolete ignition parts.
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jp, there's a lot of discussion over at the iboats site on those old Eska motors, including some how-tos on retrofits for the obsolete ignition parts.
Ayuh,.... 'n This is where to ask yer question....
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